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Prostate MRI scans increase cancer detection & reduce overdiagnosis

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A large international study led by UCL and UCLH researchers, has found that an MRI scan and targeted prostate biopsies, are significantly better at making a positive prostate cancer diagnosis than standard biopsies.

UCL alumna named best teacher in the world

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UCL alumna Andria Zafirakou has been announced as the world’s best teacher after winning the 2018 Global Teacher Prize.

UCL joins call to support world-leading science and engineering

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UCL today joined with institutions representing science and engineering research to set out how UK immigration policy can support science and engineering through Brexit and beyond.

UCL and Xtera® smash transmission world record

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Transmission record

UCL and Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic technology, have broken current world records by transmitting 120 Terabit/s over a single fibre spanning 630 km.

New Dean of UCL Social & Historical Sciences appointed

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Sasha Roseneil

UCL is delighted to announce that Professor Sasha Roseneil has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences (SHS). 

England has one of the lowest levels of financial literacy

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One-in-three adults in England and Northern Ireland (NI) cannot work out the correct change from a shopping trip, according to new research from UCL and University of Cambridge.

Major study to support civil service reform in developing countries

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Political and personal links have helped a fair proportion of civil servants in developing countries at all level of hierarchy to secure their first job, pay rises and promotion, according to research by UCL and the University of Nottingham on civil service management in developing countries.

£40 million boost for UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL

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The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), which is headquartered at UCL, will receive £40m of UK Government funding via the Medical Research Council, helping ensure its pioneering research is conducted in first-class facilities.

Going ballistic! Science meets conservation on The Mary Rose

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Major advances into how to protect and preserve a huge haul of cannonballs found on Henry VIII's flagship vessel The Mary Rose, have been made through a ground-breaking partnership between UCL, The Mary Rose and Diamond Light Source. 

Prosthetic limbs represented like hands in brain

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The human brain can take advantage of brain resources originally devoted to the hand to represent a prosthetic limb, a new UCL-led study concludes.

Economics students pitch their big ideas to city leaders at annual UCL conference

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UCL is hosting its fourth annual economics conference ‘Explore Econ’, which is a platform for students to present research ideas on some of the biggest life questions of today. 

Study analyses how far people will travel for specialist cancer care

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People are willing to travel 75 minutes longer for specialist cancer surgery if it reduces their risk of complications by 1%, according to new UCL-led research.

UCL celebrates exceptional women with 'Female Firsts' art project

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Garrett Anderson

Britain’s first female doctor, the first female President of the Royal College of Surgeons and the first black woman to play for England Women’s cricket team are among 12 exceptional women to be celebrated in a new UCL art project called 'Female Firsts'. 

Few global health organisations promote gender equality

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Only a select group of the world’s top global health organisations have placed gender equality at the centre of their operations, according to a new report involving UCL researchers. 

Animals shield their families from a harsh world

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Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, suggests research from UCL, the University of Bristol and University of Exeter.

Simple arsenic sensor could save lives

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A low-cost, easy-to-use arsenic sensor to test drinking water has been developed by researchers at UCL and Imperial College London, with BBSRC funding through the government’s Industrial Strategy.

Rigor mortis in worms offers new insight into death

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A dying worm experiences rigor mortis early in the death process, rather than after the main event as it is for humans, according to a new study by an international team of scientists at UCL and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

UCL professors win the 2018 Brain Prize

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Bart De Strooper and John Hardy

The 2018 Brain Prize, the world’s most valuable prize for brain research at €1m, has been awarded to Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor Bart De Strooper (UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease. 

UCL Commission to find mission-oriented solutions to UK’s Industrial Strategy

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A Commission, set up to explore how the UK can use its new Industrial Strategy launched in November 2017, to solve big economic and social challenges and help achieve investment led growth, will hold its first meeting this week.

Joint Statement on 2018/19 UCL Accommodation Rents

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UCL Accommodation has announced its rents for the 2018/19 academic year. 

Working in conjunction with the Students’ Union UCL and the UCL Cut the Rent campaign, an agreement was reached on:

UCL continues to perform strongly in QS subject rankings

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UCL has 12 subject areas ranked in the global top 10 in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, improving upon last year’s position with Life Sciences and Arts & Humanities joining the top 10.

UCL professor plays key role in Scotland’s new public investment bank

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A leading UCL professor, who has been advising the Scottish Government on establishing a new public investment bank (launched today), is excited by the social and economic opportunities it can deliver.

Supercomputer model reveals how sticky tape makes graphene

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Scientists at UCL have explained for the first time the mystery of why adhesive tape is so useful for graphene production.

German universities likely to benefit from Brexit

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UK universities are likely to suffer because of Brexit while German universities may benefit, according to new UCL-led research.

Mission-oriented innovation could stimulate growth while tackling plastic in seas, dirty cities and dementia

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Mariana EU

A plastic-free ocean, 100 carbon neutral cities by 2030 and cutting dementia by 50% are highlighted as examples of missions that could drive innovation and economic growth in a report for the EU by a top UCL professor.

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